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eaduggan

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Hi,

Our desktop PC will not boot up to Windows - we think it's xp.

It starts off relatively normally, except the monitor has vertical yellow lines through it - but at least the writing is readable.

If I go into the BIOS (?) screen by pressing a PF8 key (or whatever) I can't read that text either.

If I let it run past the first screen (without getting into BIOS) the text is unreadable:

"Vd 'pnlnfhzd fnr thd hnbnnvdnhdnbd, btt Vhndnvr dhd nnt rt'rt rtbbdrrftllx. @rdbdnt h'rdv 'rd nr rnftv'rd bh'nfd lhfht h'vd b'trdd thhr." And on and on it goes with this rubbish.

You can see the timer counting down, then it goes to power safe mode.

Then it starts the boot again.

Is it a virus or hardware do you think? Anything I can do to fix it?

Thanks so much

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